Student, Utah State University, 1942-1943; student, Arizona State University, 1947-1950.
Owner, Pontiac agency franchise, Ajo, Arizona, 1950-1954; owner, Pontiac agency franchise, Glendale, Arizona, 1954-1988; senior, State of Arizona, 1961-1962; governor, State of Arizona, 1987-1988. Past public American Newspaper Group.
Active Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Served with United States Air Force, 1943-1946, prisoner of war, Germany.
S Aldebert & Ina (Hanberg) Mecham. Married Florence Lambert, 1945. Children: Suzanne, Dennis, Christine, Eric, Teresa, Kyle, Lance.